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A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Bachelor
Jean De La Bruyere

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A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.
Praise
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A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.
Wish and Wishing
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A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
Modesty
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All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
Loneliness
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Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect.
Taste
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Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment.
Generosity
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Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
Grief
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It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
Action
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Jesting is often only indigence of intellect.
Jest
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Lofty posts make great men greater still, and small men much smaller.
Public Office
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Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.
Writers and Writing
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Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
Marriage
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No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.
Absence
Jean De La Bruyere

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One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories.
Story and Story-Telling
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One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched.
Lovers
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The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile?
Charity
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The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one.
Opera
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The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
Voice
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This great misfortune -- to be incapable of solitude.
Solitude
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Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
Friends and Friendship
Jean De La Bruyere

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We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.
Love
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We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
Laughter
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